The irony of Lenin, Victor Sebestyan’s biography reveals, is that he was profoundly bourgeois

‘Step by step Soviet attitudes had regained the ground they seemed to have lost when the Soviet Union collapsed’

Update October 2015: Stalin admirer Seumas Milne has now been appointed by Jeremy Corbyn as head of strategy and communications for the Labour Party. Milne is now on leave from the Guardian. Corbyn’s people have stated that: “Seumas shares Jeremy’s world view almost to the letter … they sing from the same hymn sheet”.